The Hip Bump Sweep

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  1. sungmin c March 29, 2017 at 10:19 am


  2. Hugh N March 29, 2017 at 11:21 am

    Mind blown once again.

  3. Jeffrey S March 29, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    …Nice tip with the situp when he resists backward

    • Henry A March 30, 2017 at 7:35 pm

      yes that way you don’t sacrifice anything, and if they lay on top of you to jam you they are back in the closed guard of death!

  4. Jose B March 29, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    Excellent explanation !

  5. Juan A March 30, 2017 at 6:29 am

    Now it makes sense thank you

    • Henry A March 30, 2017 at 12:47 pm

      Awesome! Glad my explanation and breakdown was so helpful.

  6. William B March 30, 2017 at 10:29 am

    Any way to counter when they defend by lifting their hips high

    • William B March 30, 2017 at 10:29 am


    • Henry A March 30, 2017 at 12:46 pm

      No, using the hips properly, like I show in my “inside the closed guard” course jams the hip bump sweep, the key is timing, pull with the legs then immediately sit up to hip bump if they don’t fall. Most people dive forward to counter the hip bump which then opens up the guillotine or the kimura. That’s why understanding how to keep posture with the hips is so important.

  7. BAO N March 31, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    Thanks for the cool details. I have some pb doing this technique as often my partner will have his hand on my chest and having a stiff arm making it hard for me to hip bump sweep. Of course, we can switch to other stuff like arm bar but was wondering if it was possible to hip bump in that case.


    • Henry A April 11, 2017 at 8:19 pm

      Yes turn your chest first so you can sit up at an angle instead of getting jammed by their stiff arm.

  8. Francisco J April 1, 2017 at 7:38 am

    Wel, I’ve seen this position been taught for the last 25 years by many masters. I really do not expected to see anything new on this video..but… Boom … It blew my mind up with so many details. Expertise at basics. Unbeliveble.

    • Henry A April 11, 2017 at 8:16 pm

      Yup, the advanced basics :)

  9. Peter K April 6, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    I love this sweep and have found success with it in the past. I am blown away by the details and I am eager to apply the details of getting my hand closer to my butt and grabbing my opponents elbow vs. wrapping the arm.

    • Henry A April 11, 2017 at 7:50 pm

      Yes! Very important details that will help in the effectiveness

  10. Keegan Y May 5, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    The set-up off the leg pull is awesome! Really efficient and harder to defend than the usual way it’s shown.

    I’ve been pairing this with the arm drag/back take and that seems to work very well. If they don’t sit back and down on their hips I drag them forward and take their back or sweep them. If they do I Hip Bump sweep them.

  11. Charles F May 27, 2017 at 10:57 am

    I like the closed guard techniques where you do not open the legs or they are opened for a very short period of time. This is definitely one I need to master.

  12. Patrick J November 18, 2017 at 10:05 am

    I’m a black belt, and I’ve taken a good number of private lessons with Henry and have attended many of Henry’s seminars. I’ve found those to be the best learning I’ve done in my nearly 20 years of Jiu Jitsu. But it is videos like this that demonstrate to me, in spite of those experiences, this online content is just so powerful. Here we see a very basic technique with refinement and details that make make the technique so much more effective. Just great stuff.

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